White Eagle Hall is a warm and intimate event space perfect for weddings, receptions, private parties, fundraisers, corporate meetings and other functions. White Eagle Hall also presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows, and other types of performances.
As one of the newest and most unique event and live performance spaces in the Northeast, the hall features:
- * Original wrought iron wrap-around balcony and a coffered tin ceiling with 2 large stained glass atriums at 28-feet high;
- * 3 separate bars throughout the space;
- * Professionally engineered acoustics creating a perfectly comfortable noise controlled environment;
- * The latest in high quality lighting & sound technology that meets the standards of national artists;
- * D&B Audiotechnik PA system controlled by Digico sound boards;
- * POE LED house lights with full color spectrum capability;
- * LED theatrical intelligent lighting controlled by a Mini Grand MA lighting board;
- * 2 high resolution projection systems – upstage and downstage;
- * Artist & performance amenities with 23’ proscenium stage measuring 30’ wide by 25’ deep;
- * An 8,000 square-foot flexible space with a capacity of 800 standing, 320 seated or 200 seated for dining (130 on main floor & 70 on balcony);
- * Two levels of back-stage areas, including fully-equipped dressing rooms that include 2 full restrooms with showers, make-up counter areas, private green rooms, washer/dryer & fridges;
- * Fully equipped box office;
- * Restored lobby featuring limestone floors and exposed brick walls;
- * Brand new restrooms with wrought iron frames and hardware;
- * Coat check area;
- * ADA compliant with certain historic limitations.
White Eagle Hall capacity is approximately 320 seated theater style, 800 standing or 150-190 seated banquet style. A balcony level with beautiful views flanks the inner perimeter of the hall that may be used for extra seating.
Downtown Jersey City
White Eagle Hall is located at the heart of Jersey City in the Village Neighborhood. Along the way from Grove Street PATH along restaurant row is the pedestrian plaza as well as a great variety of incredible restaurants and shops. Jersey City is known for being the most diverse city in the country. One of the most incredible things that you will see in Jersey City is a huge commitment to arts and culture; many events are hosted in downtown JC all year long.
Travel & Parking
White Eagle Hall is located in the heart of Jersey City, nestled between two easily accessible NYNJ PATH train lines at Journal Square (JSQ) and Grove Street. Once off the Grove Street PATH stop, it is a quick walk along Restaurant Row on Newark Avenue to our venue. There is some street parking in the area and we can also recommend a valet service at your request.
What personnel is included in the room fee?
Event Manager, General Manager, Bar Staff, Maintenance Crew, Lighting/Sound & Production Managers, Coat Check, Box Office Personnel (If Applicable)
What types of audio/visual do you have?
We have a D&B Audiotechnic sound system, MADOT2 lighting board, full stage & house lighting, choice of outdoor architectural lighting, as well as a drum set for live band available. Stage projection screen will be available in the Fall of 2016. Full tech rider available upon request.
What banquet amenities & extra decoration do you provide?
Full backstage access & private dressing room, 3 large bars, walk in refrigerator & walk in freezer, flexible seating (260 Seats), 20 90” round black linens, 40 electric tea lights, 20 chrome table seating stands & cards, podium.
Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?
We provide the space rental, but not planning services. We recommend that you employ or assign someone to assist in the execution of the event. This is also something your caterer may be able to handle for you.
Do I need to provide insurance or permits?
We do require that all caterers provide a food handlers license and certificate of insurance for your safety.
Are folding tables and chairs included in the rental price?
Our venue does have some seating and tables, please speak to our events coordinator about quantity and availability.
Do you have specialty glassware and dinnerware?
All of our packages come inclusive with good quality plastic pint and wine glasses. We do provide glass barware, ceramic cups for certain event packages such as our wedding packages.
Is there a kitchen?
No. We have a walk-in cooler and freezer as well as a catering staging and service area. We work with caterers who are aware of our space and who can plan accordingly.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
We are a historic building with certain limitations. If you need ADA accessibility to the building please let us know and we will make accommodations for you. Our building is ADA accessible once inside the building. Handicap bathrooms are available on both the main and balcony levels.
Are there any restrictions on decorations?
We generally don’t allow anything to be affixed to the walls, but decorations such as lamps, candles, and table decorations are no problem. Décor plans should be pre-arranged through our Events Manager. Please contact us with special requests. Glitter and glitter containing items are strictly forbidden.
Who is responsible for cleaning the space?
We will take care of barware, chairs, all rentals included in your quote and trash removal. Your caterer will be responsible for all food service area cleanup. Cleanup of centerpieces & other decorations not provided by WEH are the responsibility of the renter.
Is there a sound system available?
Yes, there is a professional sound system that comes included in all of our rental packages. We will have our lighting and sound technicians available to you during the event. All performers will have direct access to discuss and set up for their show with our production manager.
Can I bring my iPod?
Yes, we can play whatever music you like. The easiest way to do it is by bringing in your own iPod or laptop.
Can I have a band, performer or DJ play?
Of course. We regularly host live music, theater, dance, comedy in our space & would love to work with you on having a performance at your event.
Do I need to tip bartenders? Should patrons tip bartenders?
If your guests are inclined to tip, they may, but it is not necessary. We do not have a tip jar or anything that implies it is necessary. If you are hosting a cash bar event we encourage that your patrons tip as they would at any other bar/venue.
Are unlimited non-alcoholic beverages included in the open bar?
Yes, we have standard Coca-cola sodas on tap.
When can I come in to tour the space?
Walk throughs are available by appointment. Please contact our sales team at 973-803-8634.